This play by one of India s foremost playwrights and actors is based on a story from the Mahabharata which tellingly illuminates universal themes - alienation, loneliness, love, family, hatred - through the daily lives and concerns of a whole community of individuals.
All those interested in Indian theatre and literature as well as general readers.
Girish Karnad is World Theatre Ambassador of the International Theatre Institute, Paris (ITI), was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Apart from his work in theatre, he has directed and acted in films. He has served as Director, Film and Television Institute of India; Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi (the National Academy of the Performing Arts); and Director, The Nehru Centre, London. He was Visiting Professor and Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Chicago. The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis in the US and the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, in the UK, have been among the theatres that commissioned him to write for them. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and was conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Award.